8 Independent Retail Still
Reigns in Pet, Execs Say
Brick-and-mortar retailers declare growing
strength and relevance in the industry,
despite developing market challenges.
18 Show Recap: SuperZoo 2018
27 Market Outlook:
Getting Smart About Tech
PET DEALER FOCUS
29 A Passion for Pets in Pittsburgh
Pet Product News’ 2018-2019 Retailer of the
Year focuses on love, passion, pet nutrition
32 Top of the Line
Dog owners increasingly want to give their
pets the best diets possible, and, in turn,
superpremium food sales continue to climb.
35 New Products
36 Tempting Treats and Captivating Chews
Dog owners are shopping for treats and
chews that offer functional and safe
ingredients, with sourced and made in
USA items leading the pack.
40 Filling the Toy Box
The market is chockfull of playthings that
meet varying canine needs.
DOG & CAT MARKETPLACE
45 Don’t Snooze on Sales
Pet beds and furniture is a robust category with
pricing options that make it easy for consumers
to give their pet some extra comfort while
keeping their homes stylish.
48 Functional Value
Some of cats’ unique needs can be met with
functional and specialty foods.
51 New Products
52 A Better Boost
Shoppers are seeking natural pet supplements
that address not only specific health issues,
but also their companion animals’ overall
54 New Products
56 Something to Tweet About
Offering a wide selection and adding value
to customers’ experience are the keys to
unlocking success in the bird category.
57 New Products
58 Courting Repeat Sales
Pelleted fish food offerings are growing,
and retailers can give their customers what
they want with an eye to bringing them
back for more.
60 New Products
61 International Waters: Marine News
65 Pet Pleasers
At Bark & Meow, pets and their owners can
choose from a wide selection of toys, treats,
foods, natural remedies and more.
66 Rooting for Champion
The possibility that Nestlé might acquire
Champion Petfoods raises concerns—and
brings back memories.
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10 Industry News
14 Pets in the News
15 Big-Box News
16 Trade Show News
17 Pet Health News
23 Distribution News
24 Product News
25 Pet Charity News